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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 432481 Warranty Details  
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Our radiators are designed and tested to meet or exceed OE specifications for form, fit, and function. Using premium quality materials and a clear focus on the highest heat transfer performance possible, our engineers have designed this radiator to perform at the highest standards to ensure optimal cooling.
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Construction:Plastic Tank Aluminum
Core Depth:5/8 in
Core Height:12 13/16 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:27 1/16 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Connection Type:1 1/8 in
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size:1 1/8 in
Outlet Connection Type:1 1/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Transmission Oil Cooler Type:13 3/4 in
Tube Size:5/8 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (9)
  • Replacement (8)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

Shipped to my house in 2 days after order. Perfect fit for an 02 Mazda Protege ES. It took me longer to get out and put my tools away then it did to install...Read complete review

Shipped to my house in 2 days after order. Perfect fit for an 02 Mazda Protege ES. It took me longer to get out and put my tools away then it did to install the new radiator.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It fits

It fits the car. But I don't know anythingn else at this point.

It fits the car. But I don't know anythingn else at this point.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

The polar vortex is defeated

By 

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Increases Power
  • Lightweight
  • Turned Up The Heat

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Racing
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    I used this radiator to replace an original part off of my 2003 Protegé, as soon as it was installed, I could feel the the change in the way the car is running, not more overheating and shelling money on antifreeze product. The price was very affordable because of the online discount. Shopping for this radiator was a no brainer, I did not have to wait in line. The exact product was there matching the web descriptions matched de product was descrippition was acurate. Easy to fit. That radiaror has made a big change to my vehicle

     
    5.0

    Perfect Fit

    By 

    from High Springs, FL

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      This radiator was the least expensive available and also the one that was the exact replacement for my 2002 Mazda Protege. I was amazed at how light-weight it is, but given that it has plastic resevoir tank same as the OEM radiator it makes sense that it would be. Also I was amazed that it was in stock and available for me immediately at one of my local stores. Nearly 1000 miles on it so far with no complaints. Much safer than the temporary plastic repair that I had on it for the last year and well worth the expense. I'm just delighted to be able to replace with an OEM like fitment for under $100

       
      5.0

      Radiator so far did the trick

      By 

      from East Meadow, NY

      About Me Casual Driver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        I drive a 2003 Mazda Protege ES. It fit quite well and was easy to install.

         
        4.0

        exact fit

        By 

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Mechanic

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Put in my 02 Mazda

           
          5.0

          Good parts it fits well

          By 

          from East Hartford

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Very good parts

             
            5.0

            Perfect fit

            By 

            from auburn,nh

            About Me Casual Driver, Do it Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              If you have the smaller engine then your old cap won't fit. you will need to get the cap listed for the bigger engine.

               
              5.0

              "easy to install, definitely made to fit

              By 

              from chesterfield, va

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                replaced the radiator myself with no problems. fit perfect exactly the way the old one was originally installed.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great fit for my 2002 Mazda Protege

                By 

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement
                  • Restoration

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  Easy to install, great fit. Would buy again and recommend to a friend

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By 

                  from charles city, va

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • No Improvement In Performance

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  great product

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By 

                  from Livonia MI

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                  Pros

                  • 30 mins to install
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Improves Engine Efficiency
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  Shipped to my house in 2 days after order. Perfect fit for an 02 Mazda Protege ES. It took me longer to get out and put my tools away then it did to install the new radiator.

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                  4 Questions | 4 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Does this come with a cap? If not what is the appropriate cap to go with it?
                    Asked on 10/20/2016 by PBee

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      No, PBee! This Radiator - Part No. 432481 does not include the radiator cap. Please provide us with the details of your application (including the year, make and model) and I will be happy to provide you with the correct radiator cap that can be used if available.

                      Answered on 10/21/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the bottom tubes at bottom of radiator for the smaller ones, the old radiator didn't have any small hoses hooked to bottom
                    Asked on 3/12/2016 by colt from elkhart in.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hello Colt. Happy to assist! Those tubes at the bottom are transmission cooler ports for an automatic transmission. If your vehicle is manual you can leave them as is. They usually have a cap on them. Be sure to check the fit on our website before purchasing.

                      Answered on 3/15/2016 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how many hours of labor is standard to replace the radiator of a mazda protege (2001) with a 'direct fit' radiator, new clamps, new thermostat, add coolant,etc ? (what is standard for an auto repair facility to charge?) thanks in advance.
                    Asked on 6/8/2015 by 'wanting to be informed consumer' from fort lauderdale, florida

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi, glad to serve you! It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. The installation cost for a specific project varies/depends from workshop to another. For estimates, I would suggest you to contact the workshop who will be in a better position to assist you.

                      Answered on 6/9/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I have a limited edition 2003 MazdaSpeed Protege with a SMIC cold air intake and turbo will this radiator work for my car
                    Asked on 4/21/2013 by rainshylee from Madill, OK

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes, this Ready-Rad Radiator - part# 432481 is an exact fit for your 2003 Mazda Protege MAZDASPEED. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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